Archive for May, 2012

May 25, 2012


Thailand must embrace ‘Academic Spring’
KRIENGSAK CHAREONWONGSAK Kriengsak Chareonwongsak is a Senior Fellow of Harvard University. He can be reached at and http:/ /
Bangkok Post
25 May 2012

The world of academic publishing was recently plunged into turmoil by Timothy Gowers, the Cambridge University mathematician whose personal blog called for a boycott of Elsevier, the publisher of more than 2,000 top academic journals in a wide variety…read more…

Author Buzz Bissinger

May 23, 2012

Author’s insecurities extend to special son
By Dwight Garner
The Columbus Dispatch
23 May 2012

The first Buzz Bissinger book — Friday Night Lights (1990), about high-school football in Odessa, Texas — became a best-seller and an acknowledged classic of American sports writing. It became a pretty good movie starring Billy Bob Thornton and Tim…read more…

May 23, 2012

Newspaper help keeps on talking
The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and The Mearns Edition)
22 May 2012

A MILESTONE annual meeting has reported another year of success for Angus Talking Newspaper Association. The charitable organisation, run solely by volunteers, is celebrating 30 years since it was founded in Brechin thanks mainly to the efforts of the…read more…

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May 23, 2012

May 23, 2012

Exile media find their voice
The Vancouver Sun
23 May 2012

BEIJING — “Beijing power struggle heralds end of China Communist party,” screams one headline. More sensational headlines purport to reveal how the wife of recently sacked Politburo member Bo Xilai poisoned an Englishman, who may have been her…read more…

May 12, 2012

‘Fifty Shades’ too steamy for some libraries

Enid News and Eagle (Enid, OK)
11 May 2012

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Public libraries in several states are pulling the racy romance trilogy “Fifty Shades of Grey” from shelves or deciding not to order the best-seller at all, saying it’s too steamy or too poorly written. Even in the age of…read more…

Books Too Steamy For Some Libraries

“Our Pictures, Our Words

May 12, 2012

The Visuals are the Heroines
The Indian Express
12 May 2012

T“…cupboards and trunks and bed boxes — all the places where women store things…” HOSE are the places where Zubaan, the feminist publishing house, entreated women’s groups and individuals involved in the movement to search, when it embarked upon the…read more…

“Em and The Big Hoom” by Jerry Pinto

May 12, 2012

Insanely Good
The Indian Express
12 May 2012

Oand The Big Hoom, Em, the mother, tells her narratorson: “We’ll never make it to a heartrending story you can read on your summer vacation.” I had, in fact, planned to do just that — read it sometime mid-june during a vacation. A little put off by the…read more…

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May 10, 2012

South Africa: Media Monitors Resist Royalties

May 10, 2012

Media monitors resist royalties
Business Day
10 May 2012

PRINT media companies continue to face stiff resistance from media monitoring agencies over a new copyright licence that forces the latter to pay royalties for the content they replicate. In February SA’S biggest publishing houses, including Avusa,…read more…